Quiz: What do the Apostles’ and First Presidency’s initials stand for?

The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, October 2015.
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Latter-day Saints are accustomed to hearing General Authorities referred to with their middle initials. This quick quiz will test your knowledge of the names behind the initials of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

And if you want to know a little history behind when and why we started referring to Church leaders with their initials, check out this article: When and why did we start using middle initials in Church leaders’ names?

Look over these names and initials, and then scroll down to see each leader’s full name:

Names with Initials
  • Russell M. Nelson
  • Dallin H. Oaks
  • Henry B. Eyring
  • M. Russell Ballard
  • Jeffrey R. Holland
  • Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  • David A. Bednar
  • Quentin L. Cook
  • D. Todd Christofferson
  • Neil L. Andersen
  • Ronald A. Rasband
  • Gary E. Stevenson
  • Dale G. Renlund
  • Gerrit W. Gong
  • Ulisses Soares

Full Names
  • Russell Marion Nelson
  • Dallin Harris Oaks
  • Henry Bennion Eyring
  • Melvin Russell Ballard
  • Jeffrey Roy Holland
  • Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf
  • David Allan Bednar
  • Quentin LaMar Cook
  • David Todd Christofferson
  • Neil Linden Andersen
  • Ronald Anderson Rasband
  • Gary Evan Stevenson
  • Dale Gunnar Renlund
  • Gerrit Walter Gong
  • Ulisses Soares

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